Golden Age Living Center is in Stover, Missouri. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. At the end of the day, this nursing home would be a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Golden Age Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home really outperformed its overall score in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest scores in that area with an A-. Our inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more favorable category grades came in the category of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a B. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is more than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Does this page answer your questions about Golden Age Living Center?
This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. Our nursing score weighs a host of datapoints. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat concerning figure which is well below average. Lastly, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next category, we awarded this facility a D for short-term care. This was the facility's least impressive category score. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more meaningful for residents needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics was damning for this facility's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Age Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Age Living Center, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients that suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Age Living Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Age Living Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Age Living Center, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Age Living Center, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Age Living Center, 4.11% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Age Living Center, 88.89% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Age Living Center, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Age Living Center, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Golden Age Living Center, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Age Living Center, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Age Living Center, 11.79 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Age Living Center, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.